Attorney Steven R. Liening

Steven R. Liening

Attorney at Law

Steven R. Liening

Steven Liening is a committed litigator willing to fight for his clients. Being wrapped up in a lawsuit can be stressful and intimidating and that’s why having a confident and knowledgeable attorney is essential. Before joining Hellmuth & Johnson, Steven worked as a public defender followed by experienced working in commercial litigation for a midsize firm. Prior to that, Steven clerked for two years in Chancery Court in Memphis, Tennessee. Pro bono work has been an important part of Steven’s work as he has served criminal defendants and tenants facing eviction.

Steven’s litigation practice has focused on construction disputes and real estate litigation. Steven has also worked on personal injury cases, defamation, and trust disputes.

Steven enjoys serving clients from diverse communities, as he lived abroad for several years and worked as an Arabic translator for the U.S. Army and speaks several other languages. Steven understands that navigating the legal system presents different challenges for every client and that each client deserves service that is focused on individual needs.

Steven graduated from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law of the University of Memphis, where he was awarded a full academic scholarship, served as a graduate research assistant, won the mock trial competition, and served on the executive moot court board. Steven also holds degrees in music and Arabic and has received numerous academic awards, stipends, scholarships, and grants in a variety of fields. Steven is an accomplished musician who has performed in venues throughout North America and Europe.



  • Obtained a judgment for over $50,000 in attorneys’ fees for slander of title and successfully defended against breach of contract, tortious interference, and other claims.
  • Obtained a judgment for over $90,000 after securing dismissal of a counterclaim for fraud.
  • Secured dismissal of charges in a felony case two weeks before trial.
  • Successfully defended an eviction action against one of the largest real estate entities in Minnesota.

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